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Islam with the internet could do much to prevent disease

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7314.694/b (Published 22 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:694
  1. Abdullatif Husseini, coordinator,
  2. Ronald E LaPorte, director
  1. Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, PO Box 14, Birzeit, Palestine [email protected]
  2. Disease Monitoring and Telecommunications, WHO Collaborating Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

    EDITOR—Modern public health has paid little attention to prevention tailored towards Muslims even though the Islamic population now numbers over 1 billion. Religion is a major component of the social life of many communities throughout the world, but in disease prevention we often use the concept of “one size fits all,” with little recognition of religion or culture. Religion's positive influences can be incorporated into a strategy for health promotion and disease prevention by using …

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